Millions of people around the world suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. A lot of research is going on into finding a permanent cure for this debilitating condition. The Roskamp Institute is among the leading institutions that has been doing pioneering research in the field. The institute’s research team is led by Dr.Michael Mullan and Fiona Crawford. The institute is located in Sarasota, Florida and has over 50 research scientists working along with other technicians. |
The institute has been doing a lot of research in the field of neurology for quite some time now. It has gained a reputation for itself as an institution that has done extensive research on neurodegenerative diseases. Under the leadership of Dr.Michael Mullan it has been specifically going into the research of the causes of Alzheimer’s disease. The team under Dr.Michael Mullan has identified a particular protein, which it claims is responsible for the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Further research is continuing into the protein type that has been identified and other significant breakthroughs are expected in the next few years.
The person who is providing the leadership at Roskamp Institute, Dr.Michael Mullan is considered an authority in the field. He has authored several hundreds of scientific publications. He has been working on coming out with a cure to Alzheimer’s since the early 1980s. His publications in the field of neuropathology are considered among the most popular in the field of medicine. His works on manic depression and Schizophrenia have been acclaimed globally. His works are highly sought after by the medical fraternity around the world.
The research did in Roskamp Institute have been responsible for some of the latest treatment methods that have come out for the disease. The research team has identified that there are certain lifestyle modifications which may be able to prevent the onset of the disease. The researchers in the institution have found that control of other conditions such as diabetes and hypertension is useful in preventing the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Similarly, Dr.Michael Mullan has been doing a lot of research on the dietary factors that may be responsible for triggering the disease.
The institute is doing further research on the protein namely, ‘amyloid’, which it has isolated and found to be one of the main causative factors for Alzheimer’s disease. The research team in the Roskamp Institute has found that the protein is responsible for inflammation of nerves and veins in the brain region. This inflammation is what causes the release of harmful chemicals, which in turn leads to destruction of neurons in different parts of the brain , finally leading to full blown Alzheimer’s disease. The research team is now doing further research into finding out methods to reverse this cycle.
The person who is providing the leadership at Roskamp Institute, Dr.Michael Mullan is considered an authority in the field. He has authored several hundreds of scientific publications. He has been working on coming out with a cure to Alzheimer’s since the early 1980s.
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